Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Gun Ownership in Ukraine and Shopping in Venezuela

Here are a couple interesting links, a glimpse of what happens during real, serious disasters.
The Special Weird Misery of being a Shopper in Venezuela

Venezuela keeps going downhill. While gasoline is virtually free, people suffer the worst inflation in the world and shopping for basic food staples takes half a day. This is what happens when you have corrupt dictators that believe they can change the economy by lying about it.
The photos in the link below show Ukrainians and their firearms.
Photos: war-ready Ukrainians pose with their household guns

Keep in mind that in such a complex situation there are no simple, black or white solutions. Remember the posts not that long ago about how Ukrainian refugees said getting caught in a checkpoint when entering or leaving the Russian occupied region with a firearm, even a radio, maps or binoculars, could get you detained for days for some very unpleasant questioning. A scoped rifle turned you into a sniper, maps, binoculars or a radio turned you into a spy. These two assumptions could easily get you killed. So, while its wise to be armed and capable of defending yourself as a general rule, it may not be as good an idea when escaping and going through checkpoints. We go back to a long held concept in this website, that the handgun is the survivalists main firearm, easy to carry, easy to conceal, easy to dispose of or hide if necessary.
Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is the author of “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” and “Bugging Out and Relocating: When Staying is not an Option”.

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